Kundalini Yoga Sadhana
by Esté Grobler
I’m so excited about Red Hot Yoga’s first Kundalini Yoga Sadhana this Sunday, 19 April.
Sadhana in Kundalini Yoga refers to a two and a half hour practice of yoga and chanting before sunrise. These two and a half hours, from 5 – 7:30 am, are described in yoga scriptures as the Amrit Vela or Nectar Time. It is believed that the angle of the sun to the earth at this time is conducive to deeper meditation and our bodily rhythms naturally support the cleansing effects of yoga. The busyness of the day hasn’t started which also gives us more space and opportunity to go within and find new peace and perspective for the day.
This Sunday is going to be extra special because Danny Bridgeman will lead the last hour of chanting with live music. If you’ve ever been to a Kundalini Yoga class you’ll know that sound features a lot in our practice. We play mantras during class, we have gong baths, and we chant. Chanting the words of a mantra helps our minds stay in the here and now and also automatically regulates our breathing to stay in time with the music. Listening to the sound of soothing music can also allow the body to relax which in turn creates the perfect environment for the body to heal itself. Come and enjoy the relaxing and healing effects of sound this Sunday.